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SSE continues work on fleet electrification under Alfen tie-up

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SSE Enterprise is supporting the shift to electric vehicles for its drivers and customers under a new deal with Alfen.

SSE’s three-year framework agreement with Alfen provides it with smart, reliable EV charge points which can be deployed for SSE Enterprise customers

The UK energy giant is rolling out its EV proposition commercially as well as helping its 12,000 staff go electric and converting its 3,500-strong fleet to EVs.

The three-year framework agreement with Alfen plays a major role in this, providing it with smart, reliable EV charge points which can be deployed for SSE Enterprise customers under its Distributed Energy business. This draws on its own real-world experience of transitioning to electric vehicles.

Alfen has supplied SSE Enterprise with its smart Eve Double charging stations for installations at both of SSE’s main employee bases in Perth and Reading.

The charging station has been specifically developed for use with company fleets, featuring a rugged enclosure and robust components designed for high usage and regular user changeovers. It houses two sockets, has a full colour display, and its integrated RFID reader enables user access control and monitoring. In addition, its built-in MID-meter facilitates financial settlement.

To manage the load on the grid, Alfen’s leading Smart Charging Network and Active Load Balancing can be integrated, allowing customers to connect up to a 100 charge points on a single site and load balance across all vehicles charging.

Kevin Welstead, EV director SSE Enterprise, said the new EV infrastructure would significantly increase SSE’s capability to charge fleets and private vehicles across its estate.

“We want to demonstrate to other companies we can be their partner of choice when it comes to decarbonising their fleet or company cars and get SSE well on the road to Net Zero. Alfen is a high-quality manufacturer and a trusted partner and they form a key component to our offering to both our own fleet and those of our customers,” he outlined.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.